Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Vista RDP saving logon credentials

Posted on 2009-05-04
7
Medium Priority
?
571 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Here is my issue. I have a Windows Vista Home Premium laptop that I am trying to do remote desktop to a Windows 2003 Terminal Server. When I make the connection it is to a dynamic host which is southerntaxsvs.dyndns.org. Every time i try to connect the RDP connection will place the domain name in front of the username. Lets take for example the user name is tsmith. It adds the connection of the computer name to the connection string and makes it southerntaxsvs.dyndns.org/tsmith when it should only be tsmith. How can I correct this. It only seems to be happening on this machine. I have a Windows Vista Ultimate pc that lets me connect correctly. This question is really important and I will award the highest points to the person with the answer to this issue. I am working on a deadline of Wednesday and need a fix quick. I am off now but will be checking this first thing in the am. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
0
Comment
Question by:cdpinc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 24300602
I have no problems with a Vista Business 64-bit computer either. One would generally avoid a Home computer for business use. Is it possible to use a proper computer? Can you blank out the name and type in tsmith? This part I cannot tell, because I don't have the problem. I tried it as well on my XP Pro computer, and no issue. I would like to assist but I cannot replicate the problem.  ... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 24300612
One thing you might try (Oh how I wish I could edit posts): Pull up RDP, click on Options to expand the dialogue window, and uncheck the button that says Allow me to save credentials.
... Thinkpads User.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cdpinc
ID: 24303672
There is no way this person is going to spring for a new pc and I have to just try and make it work. I have tried to edit the credentials, it will let me change the user name but will still leave the domain name. Have also tried to uncheck the box that says to save credentials and that does not help either. I am going to try and add a line to the hosts file that points the dynamic name to the domain name on the laptop and see where that takes me. Any more suggestions??
0
Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

 
LVL 98

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 1000 total points
ID: 24304007
For the one client I have behind dyndns.org, I do not have this problem. I VPN into the client and RDP works well. I use my HOSTS file to map specific remote internal addresses to domain names and that works, but I don't know if it will assist in this situation. Do try and let us know.

What are the possibilities of  trying to upgrade this computer from Home to Business (not replace the computer).

As, if not more, expensive, what about putting in a VPN so that users are not using the dyndns.org name? I am reluctant about this because it will affect all the users. On the other hand, you told us here how to access your system and I did. You then rely upon our goodwill not to attack your system. I never, never would, so I am just making this security point.
... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
cdpinc earned 0 total points
ID: 24304105
As for as the security, I provided the dyndns name so you could test. The username that I gave you was bogus.

The hosts file rectified the problem. I added the ip address of the dyndns to the hosts file and pointed to the domain that I was connecting. Had it save the credentials so that when it signed on it used the domain/username correctly. This seems like a work around that is unnecessary but if that is the only solution then so be it. Thanks.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cdpinc
ID: 24308683
I accept the soluttion and award the points
0
 

Author Comment

by:cdpinc
ID: 24308685
none
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Problem Description: Actually I found the below issue with some customers after migration from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2007 and epically if they change site code, some clients may appear in the console with old site code, plus old sites still appearing …
This is my 3rd article on SCCM in recent weeks, the 1st (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_4466-A-beginners-guide-to-installing-SCCM2007-on-Windows-2008-R2-Server.html) dealing with installat…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question